Dinajpur Municipality Mayor Syed Jahangir Alam appeared before the court on Thursday and offered an unconditional apology to the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court for making derogatory remarks against a judge of the division. Mayor Jahangir appeared before the five-member bench of the Appellate Division led by Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique and apologised. Also read : Supreme Court to hear Dr Yunus's petition on July 23 The court also exempted him from appearing before the court in person and set October 12 for the next hearing. The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on August 17 summoned the mayor and asked him to appear before the court on August 24 in person for making derogatory remarks against a judge. The court also asked the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) to remove the video containing the mayor's remarks from the internet. Also read : US Supreme Court strikes down race-based college admissions Four lawyers of the Supreme Court filed a contempt of court petition over the mayor making derogatory comments against Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division M Enayetur Rahim centring the verdict against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. The four lawyers are advocates Harun-or-Rashid, Mahfuzur Rahman Roman, Md Moniruzzaman Rana and Shafique Raihan Shaon. The SC also issued a rule asking the government to explain why Mayor Jahangir should not be punished under the contempt of court rule and why directives should not be given to issue a show cause notice against him. Also read : Supreme Court Bar secretary’s office vandalised: 25 lawyers granted anticipatory bail Advocate Shaha Manjurul Haque stood for the petitioners, while Attorney General AM Amin Uddin and Barrister Ruhul Kuddus represented the state and Mayor Jahangir, respectively. Jahangir Alam was elected mayor of Dinajpur municipality in 2011.
Onions from India have started arriving in Bangladesh through land ports on the border as the government announced resumption of onion import after over two months of restriction. The agriculture ministry took the decision to allow importing onions on Sunday (June 4, 2023) considering the unusual price hike. Two trucks loaded with 40 metric tonnes of Indian onions entered through Hili land port in Dinajpur at 5:45 pm today (June 6, 2023). Read more: Govt to allow onion import from Monday: Agriculture Ministry Shahidul Islam, an importer, said, “There has been a shortage of imported onions in the country since mid-March. As a result, the price of local onions skyrocketed in both retail and wholesale markets after Eid-ul-Fitr.” “In this situation, importers have been demanding that the government allow them to import onions from India, to keep the price stable. Keeping the traders and consumers in mind, the Ministry of Agriculture has given permission to import onions from India on Sunday,” he said. Although the imported onions are yet to reach the market, prices have already started to go down as the news broke. Read more: Proper preservation of onions to end instability, crisis: Agriculture Minister Moinul Haque, a retail trader at Hili Bazar, said onions were being sold at Tk 80 per kg this evening – Tk 5 less compared to this morning. “We may see a fall in onion prices in the coming days,” he said. Meanwhile, 57 onion-carrying trucks from India have entered the country through Sonamasjid land port in Chapainawabganj. Prabhat Kumar Singh, assistant commissioner of customs at Sonamasjid land port, said the trucks carrying 1,097 metric tonnes of onions have entered Bangladesh. Read more: Govt aiming to become self-sufficient in onions: Agriculture Minister “Trucks are allowed to enter the port only after receiving IP approved documents,” he said. The government stopped importing onions from India from March 16 this year to ensure fair prices for onions produced by local farmers.
Two people died after a truck hit a van in Chandapar area under Dinajpur’s Parbatipur upazila. The deceased was identified as Abul Kalam, 50, and his nephew Ashraful Islam, 25. Police arrested the truck driver and seized the truck. Also Read: Bus runs over mother, daughter in Narsingdi Kalam was driving the van. He and his nephew were collecting polythene from the area when a truck hit their van, said Abul Hasnat Khan of Parbatipur Model Police Station. Their family is preparing to lodge a complaint, he said.
The holy Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest Muslim religious festival, is being celebrated in some upazilas of Dinajpur and Lalmonirhat districts amid religious fervour in line with Saudi Arabia on Friday. The early celebration comes a day before the nationwide celebration of Eid in Bangladesh on Saturday. Our Dinajpur Correspondent adds: the Eid-ul-Fitr prayers were held in Sadar, Chirirbandar, Biral, Kaharole, Birampur upazilas of the district in participation with several thousands of Muslim devotees in the morning. Members of some 300 Muslim families in the Sadar upazila offered their Eid prayer conducted by Biral upazila’s Maheshpur Madrasa Director Abdur Razzak at 7:45am. Moreover, Muslim devotees in Saitara Rubber Dam of Chirirbandar, Kamdevpur and Kazipara of Biral, Bhabanipur of Kaharole, Binail and Jotabani of Birampur completed their Eid prayers in the morning. In 2007, some Muslims of the upazilas started fasting and other religious activities keeping consistency with Saudi Arabia. Read more: Muslims in 40 Chandpur villages to celebrate Eid today On the other hand, Lalmonirhat Correspondent also adds: over 500 Muslims attended the Eid-ul-fitr prayer conducted by Maulana Abdul Majed at Munsipara Jame Masjid in Kaliganj upazila of the district at 9:15am. Maulana Masum Billah, president of Munsipara Eidgaon Math, said they have been performing religious activities including Eid-ul-Fitr and Azha in line with Saudi Arabia with the belief that the Eid will be held on the same day across the world. “Similarly we offered the Eid-ul-Fitr prayer in participation with over 500 Muslims as the moon was sighted in Saudi Arabia,” he said. ATM Golam Rasul, officer-in-charge of Kaliganj police station, said police patrolled in Kakina, Tusbhandar and Chandrapur unions to ensure security of the Muslims who offered the Eid prayer keeping consistency with Saudi Arabia. Residents of 40 villages in Chandpur district are also celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr today amid much enthusiasm and religious fervour. Two separate Eid jamaats were held at Shadra Darbar Sharif Maidan at 9am and Shadra Hamidia Fazil Madrasa Eidgah at 10am on Friday. Eid-ul-Fitr prayers were held in Bolakhal, Olipur, Barakul, Shameshpur, Jakni, Ramchandrapur, Sreepur, Belcho, Rajargaon under Hajiganj upazila; Shachanmegh, Bigha, Ubharampur, Bajpara, Khila, Ottali, Balithuba, Shola, Rupsha, Goalbaor, Noahat, Bashara, Telishair, Paunsair, Kamata, Surangachaul, Paikpara, Mulpara, Munsirhat, Bholacho, Kaitara under Faridganj upazila; Aswinpur, Nayergaon, Panchani, Dashani, Mohanpur, Ekhlaspur and Beltali under Matlab upazila.
A 50-year-old biker was killed after police said a speeding truck ran over him in the Dosh Mile area Friday. The deceased was identified as Anwar Hossain from the Bangibechaghat area of Dinajpur Sadar upazila, Sub-Inspector Noni Gopal of Dinajpur Highway Police said. Also Read: 2 high school students among 3 killed as bus rams three-wheeler in Bhola "The accident occurred around 12:30pm as Anwar was on his way to a wedding. He fell on the road after being hit by a battery-run easy bike, he added. "Anwar died at the scene when the truck ran over him."
Two women were killed in separate road accidents at Chirirbandar Upazila and Nawabganj Upazila of Dinajpur district on Friday. The deceased were identified as Mariam Begum, 50, wife of late Afal Uddin, resident of Khuniyadighi area of Chirirbandar Upazila, and Rashida Begum, 60, wife of late Shamshul Haque, resident of Daudpur area under Nawabganj Upazila. Nur Alam Siddique, Sub-inspector of Chirirbandar Police Station, said that a motorcycle hit Mariam Begum on Friday morning while she was sweeping dried leaves on the road for cooking fuel at Khuniyadighi area, leaving her critically injured. Later, locals rescued her and took her to Chirirbandar Upazila Health Complex where she succumbed to her injuries at noon. Bibhuti Bhushan Roy, Sub-inspector of Nawabganj Police Station, said that pedestrian Rashida Begum was going to Bhaduriya bazar on Friday noon when a picnic bus hit her, leaving her dead on the spot.
A man has surrendered to police allegedly after killing his wife at Ghasipara in Dinajpur district town on Friday night, said police. The deceased was identified as Sumaiya Akter, 27, wife of Monwar Hossain of the area. Sheikh Mohammad Jinnah, superintendent of Dinajpur police said Monwar used to live with his second wife Sumaiya on the 3rd floor of a building in the area after divorce with first wife. Around 3am to 4 am on Friday night, he strangled Sumaiya to death and kept the body in a wardrobe of the house, he said quoting Monwar. Also read: 2 killed over land dispute in Dinajpur Later, at 10 pm, Monwar went to the Kotwali Police Station and surrendered. Police recovered the body and sent it to Dinajpur M Abdur Rahim Medical College and Hospital. Police are trying to unearth the motive behind the killing, said SP.
A college student was killed as a truck hit his motorcycle on the Dinajpur-Gobindaganj regional road in Birampur upazila Monday, police said. The deceased was identified as Omar Faruq, an HSC 1st year student of Birampur Government College from the Birampur municipality. The accident occurred as the truck mowed Omar down with his motorcycle in the Chandpur area when he was going to his college, Birampur Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Suman Kumar Mahant said. Police recovered the body from the scene and seized the truck from the Railghumti area, the OC added. Read more: College student killed in Rangamati road crash
A 46-kilogram touchstone was recovered from a graveyard in Ghoraghat upazila in the district on Saturday morning. Locals said they spotted the touchstone while leveling earth at the graveyard in Kuchpara village under union No.3 of the upazila. Read more: 3 touchstone idols recovered in Thakurgaon Asim Kumar Jadhav, sub inspector of Ghoraghat police station, said on information they recovered the touchstone. The stone will be examined, he added.
A woman was stabbed to death allegedly by her rivals in Ghoraghat upazila of Dinajpur district over land dispute on Saturday morning. The deceased was identified as Amena Begum, wife of Sekendar Ali, a resident of Baro Paikerghar village in Ghoraghat Upazila. Locals said when Amena’s rivals went to cultivate a disputed land she obstructed them leading to an altercation. At one stage, they stabbed her with a sharp weapon, leaving her dead on the spot. Abdul Wahab, Duty Officer and Sub-Inspector of Ghoraghat Police Station, said police reached the spot and necessary actions will be taken. Read more: Man stabbed dead in Chattagram However, this is the 3rd murder incident in Ghoraghat Upazila in a span of 10 days over ownership of land. On January 25, two people were killed and four were injured in a clash between two groups over land dispute in the upazila.